Thursday, June 17, 2010

First A1C Since Diagnosis

At diagnosis, Matthew was 13.7

Goal: Anywhere in the 7's. (That goal will drop into the 6's when he's older.)

Today's magic number: 7.2 Hurray!!

For those of you that don't know what an A1C's basically a 3 month blood sugar average. The lower the number, the fewer long-term complications. People without diabetes usually have an A1C of about 5%.

When Matthew was diagnosed, his sugar was averaging 370. (Remember, his blood sugar goal is 70-180.)

Now, he's averaging around 154. It would have been even better if we weren't having these late nights highs recently. (We came up with a new Lantus plan.)

AND....remember the steroids? Took his sugar through the roof!!! At his appointment, they told us a 7.2 A1C while on steroids is totally awesome!

On another note, going into the appointment, I was a little concerned about Matthew's weight. He's not gaining. But he's not losing either. Anyway, they weren't worried because he's grown nearly an inch since March! He's 75% on height and 50% on weight.

Still a goofball, but a pretty healthy kid nonetheless!

One other sidenote....our sweet dog Twister is sick again. (Her issues started long before this blog.) We would appreciate any doggie prayers. Here's our fantastic pup! Okay, she's really 12, but she'll always be a pup to us! : )


Joanne said...

Awwww, what a cute dog! I hope she's feeling better soon. And congrats on the fantastic A1C! We find out ours tomorrow...

phonelady said...

I just found your blog through joanne and am sending doggie prayers to your gal. Our little gal has to have surgery on the 30th and I am scared to death she is only 6 lbs and she is 4 yrs old and im not real comfortable with the idea or anthesia for her . Oh well let us pray for each other .

connie said...

Congrats on an awesome A1C!!! That is truly wonderful.

Your dog is adorable, I'm so sorry that she is sick :( I hope that she is better soon, I know how special and important dogs can be to a family!

LaLa said...

Doggie prayers coming your way!

Pam said...

Hi Tracy! Congratulations on the A1c. It sounds like you're doing a great job! Keep up the great work.!

Meri said...

Hello! Awesome A1C! Really amazing so soon after diagnosis. I hope you celebrated...your hard work deserves a PAR-TAY!!

Lorraine of "This is Caleb..." said...

Fantastic news - congrats!